Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Maxwell Caulfield, Tracy Scoggins, Billy Dee Williams, Gary Roberts, Richard Cody
Director: Ricardo Jacques Gale
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Musicals & Performing Arts, Military & War
Ricardo Jacques Gale's Alien Intruder
Charles Tatum | 06/04/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Twenty years in the future, the spaceship Holly (as in Buddy Holly) is having a little problem. The crew is trying to kill each other, all overTracy Scoggins. Although if you were locked on a ship with Jeff Conaway, you might take up arms, too. Scoggins is Ariel, and the Holly is toast.In a futuristic prison, four men are recruited by sullen commander Skyler (Billy Dee Williams) to go rescue the Holly. The men are Nick (Maxwell Caulfield)- the hunky leader, Lloyd (Gary Roberts)- the cigar puffing blowhard, D.J. (Richard Cody)- the computer nerd, and Peter (Stephen Davies)- the recovering alcoholic who is always on edge. The low budget meant the film makers could only copy a third of the personnel found in "The Dirty Dozen," think of these guys as "the Queasy Quartet."You know the drill, if they complete their mission, they are free. They take off in a ship called the Presley (I am not kidding), and head to the mysterious "G" sector. "G" stands for "God, make this film end."As part of their mission, the four men are given virtual reality weekends, where they can live out their fantasies with a beautiful woman. Lloyd picks the wild west, D.J. is in a motorcycle gang, Peter comes up with a black and white noir like "Casablanca," and Nick just heads to the beach. The men are fine and dandy until Ariel begins killing the fantasy women and taking their places. She then starts leaving the program altogether, making herself real and invading the men's shipboard life.The rescue of the Holly was an excuse to reunite with Ariel, but Ariel just wants to collect the fleet's men and kill them. She is a biochemical computer virus with a killer bod. The men start killing each other so they can have Ariel.The fantasies the men have all take place in the present or recent past in order to save on money. This is one inexpensive film. The interior of the ships look like a power plant somewhere. A point is made that the Presley and the Holly are sister ships, completely identical. This saves on having to build a whole other set, although from the outside the ships are obviously different. The animated laser blasts are hilarious.Billy Dee Williams spends most of his screen time staring at his computer screen and whimpering. He must be trying to e-mail his agent, wondering how Lando Calrissian and "Batman"'s original Harvey Dent ended up in this slop. Maxwell Caulfield also looks ill at ease, still paying penance for being involved in "Grease 2."Gale's direction is so standard, you could use this film in one of those two day film making seminars whose ads you find in the back of Premiere magazine. The story lurches along, completely predictable and holding no surprises. While the often naked women are entertaining, Tracy Scoggins as Ariel is miscast."Alien Intruder" is as generic as its title suggests. I cannot recommend it.This is rated (R) for physical violence, gun violence, some gore, profanity, female nudity, sexual content, and sexual references."
You've got to see this just to see how bad it is
N. Durham | Philadelphia, PA | 03/26/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Every now and then, a movie comes along that is so outrageous in it's badness that it must be seen to be believed. Alien Intruder is one of these films, looking like it just came out of a late 80's/early 90's dungeon with every story cliche, horrible editing, and laser blaster effects that will leave you laughing while you roll around on the floor. Billy Dee Williams plays a whiny commander who frees four criminals to mount a rescue mission in space. What they find is everyone dead and the ship inhabited by a seductive alien (Tracy Scoggins) who likes red mini-skirts, and forces the men to fight over her. Yeah, it's the Dirty Dozen meets Species, but it's nowhere near as fun, with Williams wondering why he's involved with this, Scoggins is miscast, and Maxwell Caulfield, cast as the lead prisoner/hero, looks like he's half asleep. There isn't one redeeming factor of Alien Intruder; only that it must be seen for it's sheer badness, and be seen by young and up and coming film makers so that they know how to not do a movie."